Our 2023 curator will be Sebastian Henry-Jones.

Sebastian Henry-Jones’ curatorial approach is led by an interest in DIY thinking. He looks to centre the needs, ideas and requirements of those that he works with, and so his practice is informed by striving for a personal ethics with sincerity, honest communication, learning, and poetry at its core.

Sebastian is the Curator at West Space, having worked as a Curatorial Assistant for the 22nd and 23rd editions of the Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN and Rivus. Sebastian has staged group exhibitions and independent projects across the East Cost of the continent. He is a co-founder of DIY and experimental arts platforms Desire Lines and Emerson, and former editor at Runway Journal. Seb graduated with a Masters of Art Curating in 2018 from the University of Sydney, and is currently based in Narrm/Melbourne.


Entries are now open until 13 March 5pm AEST⁠

Selfie of Sebastian Henry-Jones, Curator of the 2023 churchie emerging art prize at the Institute of Modern Art. A young person with closely cropped dark hair looks down at the camera with a natural expression. They are wearing a maroon-brown t-shirt with thin white stripes, and a necklace of translucent, shiny beads of various sizes. The photo was taken by the subject in a domestic space.